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 An EOD operator from the MSB’s field staff pool during work in Congo Brazzaville, spring 2012. Photo: Stig Dahlén, MSB

Mine Action

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Landmines, unexploded submunitions and explosive remnants of war (ERW) pose immediate threats to the life and health of the population in affected areas and can restrict humanitarian access in armed conflict and post-conflict areas.
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They also have severe long-term effects on livelihoods and access to social services, such as, health care and education long after an armed conflict has ended.

What is mine action?

Mine action refers to all activities aimed at reducing the effects of landmines, unexploded submunitions and explosive remnants of war (ERW). These are divided into five pillars:

  • Clearance
  • Risk education
  • Victim assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Stockpile destruction


Published: 2012-08-30 kl. 16:03
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